Traditional design is the perfect style for people who like to honor looks from the past while living in modern comfort. This style pulls in luxurious influences from the 18th and 19th centuries, lending a sense of upscale elegance. However, traditional design is also very comfortable and livable. When done well, it won’t feel like you’re living in a museum or historical site.
Overall, rooms designed in the traditional style should feel warm and inviting. The furniture is often plush and overstuffed. Antiques and modern furniture and decor items can easily exist side-by-side. In some ways, traditional decor is the opposite of minimalism. A traditional room may be very layered with lots of extra details.
While there’s no one standard color palette for traditional design, you can feel free to indulge in vibrant colors. Rich jewel tones can hold up against the more ornate style, and patterned textiles like chintz and florals are also right at home. A few popular patterns include; damask, florals, stripes, and plaids, for example. Furthermore, traditional homes also like to bring in a sense of glam with crystal chandeliers. European décor heavily influences traditional interiors. Most traditional homes have a very neutral color palette with pops of color brought in with oil paintings or floral arrangements. If you’re not into ‘matchy-matchy’ traditional may not be your cup of tea. Above all, consistency is key so it’s common to find matching furniture sets.